Redrafting is a mostly mechanical process (problems are identified, listed and then corrected), and I'm up to Ch8 (of 20) of the second redraft. Here and there changes have been a bit tricky but mostly it's going smoothly. Sometimes more creativity's needed (for significant additions/changes) which can be a welcome change from typos and straightening out continuity.
I'll probably take a bit of time off around Christmas/New Year. That said, I plan that most years and end up working because I prefer that to Christmas telly (apparently this year's Top Gear Special is on in February. Hopefully it'll be better than the Indian one).
Regarding Bane of Souls, I'm going to see about approaching more book reviewers for, er, reviews. There are quite a few blogs who do this and it'll hopefully generate some helpful reviews (helpful in the sense of both being positive but also offering some pointers as to where I can improve). Obviously it would've been more cunning to do this immediately, but this is my first book and self-promotion, unlike
And last but not least, the promised Bane of Souls quiz is now up on Goodreads! So, why not see how closely you were paying attention to Captain Urquhart's assorted vices and how Horst was tested by Lucia? The quiz can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/21668-the-bane-of-souls-quiz